Kalidou Koulibaly to Manchester United has been a transfer story for the past few seasons.
The Senegalese defender has established himself as one of the best defenders in the world and with Man United’s lack of world-class players in that position, Koulibaly’s name has consistently been linked with us.
So to clear the air on this story, CalcioNapoli24 interviewed RAI journalist Ciro Venerato and here’s what came out of it:
“Kalidou Koulibaly at United for 150 million is bull****. In fact, they are talking to [Mino] Raiola for [AS Roma’s Kostas] Manolas who has a €36m termination clause,” Venerato explained.
“Barcelona and Real Madrid are looking for a central defender, but neither club has the will to invest that money for Koulibaly. Napoli is serious, it starts to sit at 140 million, at 100 it does not sell it. Napoli does not need to sell the player.
So, if Venerato, who is a respected journalist in Italy, is to be believed, we are rather looking at Kostas Manolas to bolster our defence in the summer window.
The 27-year-old Greek, Manolas has been a constant presence in the heart of A.S Roma’s defense and his performances in the last few seasons have earned him respect in Italy.
An experienced campaigner, if we are indeed looking at him as an option, this could be a good signing at a brilliant price. What’s your take on this?